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VP hopeful Palin attended 5 colleges in 6 years
AP ^ | 9/4/08 | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS

Posted on 09/04/2008 5:21:30 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin attended five colleges in six years before graduating from the University of Idaho in 1987. Federal privacy laws prohibit the schools from disclosing her grades, and none of the schools contacted by The Associated Press could say why she transferred. There was no indication any of them were contacted as part of the background investigation of Palin by presidential candidate John McCain's campaign. "Our office was not contacted by anyone," said Tania Thompson, spokeswoman for the University of Idaho in Moscow. Palin, the governor of Alaska, was born in Idaho. Her family moved when she was only a few months old to Alaska, where she was raised. She began college at Hawaii Pacific University, a private, nonsectarian school in Honolulu. She attended only as a freshman during the fall of 1982, school spokeswoman Crystale Lopez said. Then known as Sarah Louise Heath, she was in the business administration program as a full-time student, Lopez said.

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KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008rncconvention; 2008veep; alaska; college; demsmearmachine; elections; hatinpalin; idaho; mccainpalin; mcconvention; mediameltdown; palin; palinattacks; palincolleges; palinfamily; sarah; sarahpalin; teamobamamudraking; universities
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Does Gov. Palin have a MySpace page?

Sorry. I forgot to warn the humor impaired.

51 posted on 09/04/2008 5:31:26 PM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Rush never even graduated and they turned out pretty good.


52 posted on 09/04/2008 5:31:36 PM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
There was no indication any of them were contacted as part of the background investigation of Palin by presidential candidate John McCain's campaign.

Even, worse, there was no indication they contacted CaptRon, so how thorough could this vetting be?

53 posted on 09/04/2008 5:31:48 PM PDT by CaptRon (Pedicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

At least she finished school with a degree. Can we talk Algore?


54 posted on 09/04/2008 5:32:39 PM PDT by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people, socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: loreldan

I’m loving the media scramble to smear Palin. Every time they find something to criticize about her, they find some pretty ordinary normal thing that she has in common with many voters. Hard to make that fly, isn’t it? On the other hand, the criticism of Obama (terrorist and racist friends) - I don’t know too many voters that have that in common with him.


55 posted on 09/04/2008 5:33:12 PM PDT by generally (Ask me about FReepers Folding@Home)
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To: webschooner

Can’t they come up with something better. What BO admitted to was a felony. I don’t think 5 colleges in 6 years is a crime.


56 posted on 09/04/2008 5:33:12 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I seriously thought this was from the Onion when I started reading it. I don’t even know what to say about something so absolutely ridiculous.


57 posted on 09/04/2008 5:33:49 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Federal privacy laws prohibit the schools from disclosing her grades, and none of the schools contacted by The Associated Press could say why she transferred

Translation: Damn, where's the mud when we need it?

58 posted on 09/04/2008 5:34:41 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Wedgie Syndrome: The inability to recognize humor by individuals alwayls looking for an argument)
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To: KarlInOhio

double dipping

There is NO double dipping.


59 posted on 09/04/2008 5:35:54 PM PDT by mirkwood (Palin...and the other guy for President)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Let AP show us pictures of Osama Obama Bin Ladin HUSSEIN with his Frat brothers like his boy Reggie Love, and Bill Ayers, Tony Rezko, and all his Chicago Thug Friends! Oh, AP has said nothing about ALL of Obie’s school records, medical records, Birth Certificates, and everything else about HUSSEIN is LOCKED DOWN, TOTALLY AND ABSOLUTELY!!!

Obama’s campaign is making Hitler look like an amateur:-P
No wonder Obie had pictures of CHE’ hanging in his campaign office(s)!


60 posted on 09/04/2008 5:35:59 PM PDT by NOBAMA in 08 (An Empty Suited Opportunist with No Redeeming Value!)
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To: Chet 99

Me, too. That’s so normal around here. Students go to one school for generals, then transfer credits to another where they go for core courses, and/or take classes from different schools at one time. Now that more classes are online, the options really open up.

These “journalists” are the ones who are totally out of touch with Americans.


61 posted on 09/04/2008 5:36:01 PM PDT by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) Praise God and pass the ammunition!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Seven U.S. Presidents had NO COLLEGE DEGREE at all.

George Washington
Andrew Jackson
Martin Van Buren
Zachary Taylor
Millard Fillmore
Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson
Grover Cleveland
Harry S Truman


62 posted on 09/04/2008 5:36:26 PM PDT by papasmurf (I ain't your Daddy's Conservative, OK?)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Let me say in full throat: “MSM: Go Impregnate Yourselves!” You are maggots on the body of America.


63 posted on 09/04/2008 5:36:45 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I attended 3 colleges in one year, two in one semester! (took a night class in architecture at a community college just for fun). I think I accumulated transcripts from at least 7 colleges before I had enough credits to graduate. Of course I was moving around a lot and switched majors at least 4 times.


64 posted on 09/04/2008 5:37:15 PM PDT by OCC
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To: KarlInOhio
Next thing you know they'll have video of her double dipping a potato chip at a party in her teens.

They are desperate. They are probably contacting all of the Blockbuster stores to see how many times she has returned movies late, denying other viewers the opportunity to see important movies in a timely fashion. If she has ever had a parking ticket, we will know about every one by next Wednesday. Her beauty pageant answers to judges' questions are very likely ready for the moment Obama's numbers go below McCain's, so they can paint her as ditsy.

I sent money to the RNC today, something I swore I would never do until the GOP got some claws.

65 posted on 09/04/2008 5:37:27 PM PDT by webheart (All sarcasm contained in this post is intentional, and does not necessarily reflect a real opinion)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I attended four colleges and universities before I graduated in 6 years. What’s the BFD?


66 posted on 09/04/2008 5:37:41 PM PDT by Rebelbase (STOP Democrat Misogyny!)
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To: svcw

While they’re at, why not post Obama’s Occidental College records, Columbia College records, Columbia Thesis paper, Harvard College records, and his Selective Service Registration?


67 posted on 09/04/2008 5:37:44 PM PDT by Raster Man
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Mau-Mauing Media headline:

"What was she running from? Or couldn't handle it?"
Palin Faces Tough Questions, Could Lose VP
"Scholars say "behavior suggests serious mental problem."

68 posted on 09/04/2008 5:37:45 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Glenn

Don’t mind me, I just lack sense of humor.............


69 posted on 09/04/2008 5:38:08 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

OMG!!!

Is this all they can do? Stop humanizing her - we can’t take it any longer!


70 posted on 09/04/2008 5:38:50 PM PDT by loungeSerf (Freedom Sucks! Obama 08)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

The MSM is pointing out that Palin is one of those horrid commoners who attended a, gasp, state college rather than a Marxist Ivy League school.


71 posted on 09/04/2008 5:38:57 PM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: Rebelbase; All

Don’t kill the messenger, guys!


72 posted on 09/04/2008 5:38:58 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

And??

So??
The driveby media is still flailing wildly. Meanwhile, many of the biggest democrat mouthpieces.... Hollywood actors.....never graduated college at all.


73 posted on 09/04/2008 5:39:20 PM PDT by prairiebreeze ( Our troops DESERVE BETTER than Barack Hussein Obama!!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Don’t mind me, I just lack sense of humor.............

No need to point it out. It was obvious.

74 posted on 09/04/2008 5:40:31 PM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

So what? It took me 4 years to finish a 3 year program. Money..family obligations. Except for a surprise 100 dollar grant I had to pay for everything myself.


75 posted on 09/04/2008 5:41:04 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: ConservativeMajority

Most probably Louis Farrakkon and his sidekick Rev. Wright and most likely they pulled the strings to get both of them in and funded them fully thru the whole experience from church and Muslim coffers.... Just thinkin!!!


76 posted on 09/04/2008 5:41:23 PM PDT by NOBAMA in 08 (An Empty Suited Opportunist with No Redeeming Value!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Ok, maybe I am missing something but I count:

1. She went as a true Frosh to Hawaii Pacific and only stayed on semmester.

2. Possibly like many true Frosh who transfer after one year, she did not like her school and did not do well. For whatever reason, she transfered to a JUCO, Northern Idaho College.

3. Then she transfered to University of Idaho from which she graduated. This is quite a normal college progression.

4. One semmester she went to a JUCO in Alaska, Matanuska-Susitna College. It is hardly unsual for an out of state student to spend a term at a JUCO near their home.

By my count then this is four schools. Note two are JUCOs where you can not get a four year degree. So that means you must transfer if you want to graduate.

In addition, Governor Palin was in college the following academic years:

1. 82-83
2. 83-84
3. 84-85
4. 85-86
5. 86-87

So beside having the number of schools wrong the article also has the number of years wrong.


77 posted on 09/04/2008 5:41:44 PM PDT by JLS (Do you really want change being two guys from the majority of Congress with a 9% approval rating?)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I understand she wasn’t toilet trained until she was three years old. Do we really want a pants-pooper a heartbeat away from the Presidency?


78 posted on 09/04/2008 5:42:59 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

They also had Sara as a member of the Alaskan Independence Party for a few hours until they found out that wasn’t true. This is true ‘journalism’ at work. / sarcasm


79 posted on 09/04/2008 5:43:56 PM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Let’s see 18 year old daughter of two school teachers goes to a private school far away from home. Probably expensive, and either she got homesick, or didn’t live up to mom and dad’s expectations, and at that price mom and dad probably had certain expecations. Off to junior college, where she learned to appreciate an education. Then off to finish at the state university, with a semester at home, where she picked up a few credits before returning to the state university to finish up.

Sounds kind of similar to my education. Went to college, decided to change to another college. Spent one semester and hated it. Got sick and skipped a semester. Went back to my original college and picked up extra credits at my hometown junior college over the summers to graduate on time. I guess that counts as four colleges. People still consider me to be a bright person.


80 posted on 09/04/2008 5:44:18 PM PDT by keepitreal ("I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message. . . until I don't.")
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

OMG what a scandal. Yawn.

You have to treat this stuff the way it deserves to be treated. It’s a NON-ISSUE. Next pathetic attempt, please.


81 posted on 09/04/2008 5:45:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

ridiculous Gyro reporter


82 posted on 09/04/2008 5:46:15 PM PDT by wardaddy (Obama/Pol Pot 2008)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I attended 0 colleges for six years. (also over my lifetime so far....) Do I win?


83 posted on 09/04/2008 5:46:35 PM PDT by 386wt (Be free and don't die!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I started at NYU for communications. Then went to Kean for Comp Sci. Took some electronics and Unix courses at county. MBA at RU. Project Management Cert from Phoenix Online. etc. etc.....

But then again, I’m not as accomplished in any way shape or form as Mrs. Palin.


84 posted on 09/04/2008 5:47:17 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Thank God for every morning.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Psstt...AP...while in second grade, she had to sit in the corner for passing a note.

I can’t believe these idiots actually think this is worth printing.

BFD. I attended 3 schools in one year while an undergrad.


85 posted on 09/04/2008 5:47:47 PM PDT by PogySailor (Time to take down the MSM/DNC cartel)
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To: italianquaker
Wow that equals how many deferments biden received to stay out of Vietnam

Ouch!! Best one of the day!

86 posted on 09/04/2008 5:51:19 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Joe Biden's first wife Neilia Hunter killed herself and their daughter.)
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To: papasmurf

But does Obie Kanoobi Obama HUSSEIN pass any of those requirements to be President of The United States?
I dare say he does NOT! and the AP is hiding that basic fact!


87 posted on 09/04/2008 5:51:42 PM PDT by NOBAMA in 08 (An Empty Suited Opportunist with No Redeeming Value!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

This is what panicked desperation looks like. It brings a smile to my face.


88 posted on 09/04/2008 5:52:11 PM PDT by Chesterbelloc
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Even if she screwed up SO WHAT??? Isn't this the great thing about America? You always are given another chance...If they find something out...SO WHAT? What about Teddy Kennedy? Thrown out for CHEATING...CHEATING..the worst possible thing you can do in college, imho.

Let them find things out. Whatever she did...Obama has done worse..AND HE'S ADMITTED IT...drugs...etc....Unbelievable.

89 posted on 09/04/2008 5:52:33 PM PDT by Hildy ("We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.")
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To: Welsh Rabbit
four universities in eight years

Same count here.

90 posted on 09/04/2008 5:52:34 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (If given a choice between a POW and a POS, I'll take the POW.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Good Lord! That is almost as bad as me! I have 130+ semester credits from 7 colleges, ALL of them LOWER DIVISION, and just an AA and a couple of certificates/licenses to show for it.

I also once worked with a tech who had her BS & over 300 undergrad semester units. Her excuse was that she didn't want to get a graduate degree before her husband was able to get his.

91 posted on 09/04/2008 5:52:41 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The Great Obamanation of Desolation, attempting to sit in the Oval Office, where he ought not..)
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To: goldstategop

Yea, we haven’t seen ANYTHING about his years at Columbia, have we?


92 posted on 09/04/2008 5:53:35 PM PDT by Hildy ("We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.")
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Can’t figure out why this is news. I attended 4 colleges myself. It’s a royal pain whenever I have to have transcripts because I have to send for a transcript for each school.

susie


93 posted on 09/04/2008 5:54:01 PM PDT by brytlea (If you are voting third party, you are definitely voting for Obama!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Another far reach by another liberal journalist. Nobody is going to care abot this.

Fotunately this is all backfiring on the media so far. Rasmussen says 52% of people polled believe the media is trying to derail her candidacy.


94 posted on 09/04/2008 5:54:53 PM PDT by GeeMoney (Hey Obama, it's God BLESS America!)
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To: Bertha Fanation
Now will you please find out what Obama’s and his wife’s SAT and LSAT scores were and whether they got into Ivy League Schools merely as tokens, perhaps we’ll have a fuller picture to look over when we make our vote decision.

Just read Clarence Thomas' book, and he had some interesting comments, lots of them, about quota admissions.

Seems because he put his race on his application, he became a quota admission, even though he had the grades to get in without the quota, and he feels (and has some anecdotal evidence to prove) that his Yale law degree is not worth what Bill and Hill's and Michael Medved's, non-quota admissions all, is.

He said he got a price stamp off a cheap cigar and put it on the glass front of his Yale diploma, and hung it on the wall of his office when he was with the Missouri Attorney General John Danforth's office. He says now it hangs on his home office wall with the 15 cent price tag still on it - he hasn't taken it to his Supreme Court office.

He has lots to say about the quality of public education, all of it we conservatives would affirm. He pretty much beggared himself to keep his son Jamal in private schools.

It's a thoroughly enjoyable book. I highly recommend it.

95 posted on 09/04/2008 5:55:21 PM PDT by WarEagle (Can America survive a President named Hussein?)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Come to think of it, I’ve attended about 5 or 6 schools over an entire scholastic period of about 8 years. I have 190 credit hours - and no degree.

I’ll figure out what I want to be when I grow up one of these days :-)


96 posted on 09/04/2008 5:55:32 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Joe Biden's first wife Neilia Hunter killed herself and their daughter.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

"Seven years of college down the drain.
Might as well join the f***ing Peace Corps."

97 posted on 09/04/2008 5:55:47 PM PDT by itsamelman (Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh. - - Al Swearengen)
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To: Raster Man
Selective Service Registration?

After seven years in the Active Duty Army, I went to apply for college aid, and they told me I had to register for Selective Service.

SInce Obama did not need aid why should he? Just like me and you?

/s

98 posted on 09/04/2008 5:56:22 PM PDT by highpockets
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
She attended Idaho, whose mascot is the Vandals, from fall 1984 to spring 1985.

Obviously this stellar piece of journalism would not have been complete without informing us of the name of the Idaho mascot. Let's see, has the press gratuitously informed us of the mascots at the schools Obama attended?
99 posted on 09/04/2008 5:58:26 PM PDT by newheart (The Truth? You can't handle the Truth. But He can handle you.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Oh for Pete's sake, anyone could figure this out:

She went to Hawaii for one semester and either didn't like it, got homesick, or it was too expensive.
Transferred to a two year college because those are cheaper.
Transferred the Associate's to the university, just like I did, again, cheaper.
Took a semester off to go home and took a few classes while there.
Returned to Idaho and finished.

And I only counted four colleges listed.

100 posted on 09/04/2008 6:00:41 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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